Paying with a Purchase Order

A Purchase Order (PO) authorizes the office of Continuing & Professional Education (CaPE) to complete a registration transaction and send an invoice to an organization (company, government agency, nonprofit organization, etc.) for payment.

Submitting a Purchase Order

If this is the first time your organization is submitting a PO to CaPE, please review the Conditions and other information below before submission.

If there is a deadline associated with your PO (for example, registration must be completed prior to your fiscal year end), please note that prominently on the PO.

Submit purchase order to: Katharine Lehrman Carey,

Please allow 3-4 business days for registration after PO is approved.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


  • All CaPE courses are noncredit professional development courses. Academic credit cannot be issued for participation in CaPE courses.
  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of course requirements and payment in full by the organization submitting the PO.
  • Some courses are offered in collaboration with a third-party training provider. If the course is offered by a third-party training provider, this information will be noted on the course catalog page.
  • If continuing education units (CEUs) are a requirement for your organization, please contact us to confirm the course meets your requirements. CEUs are not available for all courses.
  • CaPE reserves the right to review, request revisions to or reject any PO.
  • POs will not be accepted if the submitting organization has a history of delinquent payments. 
  • If the PO is accepted, CaPE will complete the registration transaction and notify the participant that they have been registered.
  • CaPE will send an invoice to the organization within 3-4 business days of registration.
  • Payment is due within thirty days of receipt of the CaPE invoice, regardless of whether the participant has completed the course by that date.
  • CaPE accepts check and credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) payments. Payments must be made directly to CaPE. Payments cannot be sent to the University of Arizona Bursar’s office.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

What to Include in a Purchase Order

Purchase Orders must be on official organization letterhead or government agency form and contain the following information:

  • Organization name, mailing address, and phone number
  • Billing instructions, including contact name, contact phone number, and where to send invoice (mailing address or email address)
  • Purchase order number or reference number
  • Itemized list of what the organization has authorized, including the cost of each item
  • Participant name(s) 
  • Signature and printed name of authorized organization representative

Purchase orders must be accompanied by a list of participants, including name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.